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Take over

To begin to have control of something.

To occupy something.

The Firm was badly in need of restructuring when she took over.

When he died, his son took over as CEO.

Pull in

Informal : To attract

The new film is so popular that it has been pulling in huge audience.

Cater for

To provide what is wanted or needed by someone or something.

It is a resort that clearly caters for the well-off.

They Club cases for children between the ages of 4 and 12.

Hang around with

To spend time with someone.

I got into drugs because I was hanging around with the wrong people.

Chill out

To relax completely, or not allow things to upset you.

I'm just chilling out in front of the TV.

Chill out, dad. The train doesn't leave for another hour!

Be up to

Be doing something, often something bad or illegal, usually secretly.

He looks very suspicious hanging around outside - I'm sure he's up to something.

Pop in/into (somewhere)

To visit briefly.

If you pop into a place, you visit the there briefly, usually for some purpose.

Why don't you pop in and see us this afternoon?

All I have to do on the way home is pop into the drugstore.

To wear out

Make someone extremely tired.

To use something so much or for so long that it is no longer usable.

I read that book over and over till I wore it out.

To cut down (on)

To do or use less of something

I'm trying to cut down on caffeine.

She used to work 50 hours a week, but recently she's cut down.

To Come up against something

To have to deal with the problem.

If you come up against difficulties, let me know and I'll help you out.

To come up with something

To suggest or think of an idea or plan.

She's come up with some amazing scheme to double her income.

Will think about a present for her and see what we can come up with.

To pick up something

Collect, or to go and get, someone or something.

I'm going to pick up those red shoes I ordered.